The Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe, Hardback Book

The Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe Hardback

Edited by Eve-Marie Engels, Thomas F. Glick

Part of the The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe series


Charles Darwin is a crucial figure in nineteenth-century science with an extensive and varied reception in different countries and disciplines.

His theory had a revolutionary impact not only on biology, but also on other natural sciences and the new social sciences.

The term 'Darwinism', already popular in Darwin's lifetime, ranged across many different areas and ideological aspects, and his own ideas about the implications of evolution for human cognitive, emotional, social and ethical capacities were often interpreted in a way that did not mirror his own intentions.

The implications for religious, philosophical and political issues and institutions remain as momentous today as in his own time. This volume conveys the many-sidedness of Darwin's reception and exhibit his far-reaching impact on our self- understanding as human beings.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 742 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of science
  • ISBN: 9780826458339



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